As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified number-range that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. The official naming citations have been published in MPC's Minor Planet Circulars and in Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings marked with † or * are from legacy sources may contain errors.
Hanna von Hoerner (1942–2014) was a German astrophysicist and space entrepreneur. After studying physics at Heidelberg University she founded a company involved in the development of space instrumentation, primarily for solar system missions, such as Rosetta's COSIMA mass spectrometer
Sebastian von Hoerner (1919–2003) was a German astrophysicist and radio astronomer. After graduation and habilitation at Heidelberg he moved to the Green Bank radio observatory, contributing to the optimisation of radio telescope designs. He became one of the pioneers of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Günter Wendt (1924–2010) was a German aeronautical engineer. After World War II he moved to the USA and joined the manned spaceflight program. He was pad leader during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Skylab missions and was the person who closed the spacecraft hatch and bid farewell to launching astronauts